Staphylinus Olens (Devils Coach Horse)

Spotted by Volunteer annamaseko. First logged 26/08/2020

Devils Coach Horse Beetle on the Ten Acres Path lifting its rear in warning

Staphylinus Olens, Common Names – Devil Coach Horse

Conservation status – Common

Category – Beetle

Find out more on the Wildlife Trusts website.

Habitat

Commonly found in grassland, farmland, gardens and woodland.

More Details

The Devil’s coach horse is an all-black, medium-sized beetle, with large jaws and a tail that it holds cocked in a characteristic, scorpion-like position. When threatened it can spray a foul smelling odour and can also deliver a pretty painful bite.

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